Rick Herron is the co-founder of Sunrise Movement Nashville, the local chapter of the national youth-led organization helping lead the fight for a Green New Deal. He is also a member of the Sunrise Movement's national Political Support Team. He was born and raised in Dresden Tennessee and he hopes never to forget where he’s from. While in high school his life was forever changed after watching An Inconvenient Truth, and in 2007 he became a Climate Project presenter after being trained on best practices around communicating the science of climate change. Rick has worked on numerous state and federal political campaigns and has worked on issue advocacy campaigns around climate justice for various social justice organizations, including Sojourners and the Sierra Club. He is a graduate of Yale University and lives in Nashville.